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Dr Malik: PFO closure-why can’t we have easier access?

Dr Malik has done PFO closure for over 10 years and can sympathise with the young man in this story, who, had he had the stroke 2 years ago, would have had NHS treatment, but now cannot, as the funding has been suspended. He has a waiting list for this procedure- pending funding, as well as the other stroke reducing therapy of LAA closure. It does make you wonder when the situation will be resolved with common sense.

Bubble echocardiogram showing a PFO

 

 

See this article in the Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2695696/The-NHS-dishes-boob-jobs-gastric-bands-wont-pay-life-saving-heart-op-Stroke-victim-28-raise-10-000-private-treatment.html

Posted on 22 July 2014
Author: LCC
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